Madiba Foundation is a pan African non-governmental organization which seeks to promote social equality in the process of development for the African race and other excluded groups.
Our flagship project, Organizing for a New Nigeria, seeks to give ascendancy to youthful energy, skills and vision in Nigeria’s democracy.


A continent that Africans everywhere in the world can be justly proud of. 


To deploy Africa’s best vision, skills and energies to promote democratic ideals that advance inclusive and sustainable development across the continent.


01. Active Citizenship

We believe that true development is impossible without active participation from everyone.  Our goal is to empower individuals, especially young people and communities to take ownership of their future. This means providing civic education and fostering an understanding of rights and responsibilities. We want to see more people registered to vote and actively involved in elections.  Ultimately, we aim to build the capacity for strong advocacy, ensuring that governments and institutions are held accountable for creating development policies that benefit everyone.

02. Education

Education is the cornerstone of a just society. We strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or identity, has access to a high-quality education.  This includes promoting inclusive education that caters to diverse needs and abilities.  Equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s world is crucial.  By advocating for increased investment in education, we lay the foundation for a more equitable future.

03. Health

Everyone deserves access to affordable and quality healthcare.  Our work focuses on closing the gap in healthcare availability for Africans and excluded groups.  We address health disparities linked to social and economic inequalities.  Raising awareness about public health issues and promoting preventative measures are essential aspects of our approach.  Ultimately, we advocate for policies that ensure everyone has access to the healthcare they need, with a particular focus on the needs of marginalized communities.

04. Poverty reduction

Breaking the cycle of poverty requires empowering individuals and communities to create their own economic opportunities. We work to promote job creation and develop skills that lead to better livelihoods for marginalized groups, with a particular focus on women and youths.  Supporting financial inclusion and access to resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses is key to fostering economic independence.  Furthermore, we advocate for policies that address the root causes of poverty, such as unequal distribution of wealth and limited access to resources.

05. Climate Change

The impact of climate change is felt most acutely by vulnerable populations in Africa.  Our role is to raise awareness about these threats and support communities in adapting to the changing environment.  We promote environmentally sustainable practices that not only address climate change but also protect ecosystems.  Finally, we advocate for climate justice, ensuring that polluters are held accountable for mitigating the impact of climate change on Africa.


About the World Climate Clock

The World Clock project is centered on a simple tool: a clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (our “Deadline”), while tracking our progress on key solution pathways (“Lifelines”).



By showing us what we need to do by when, the Clock frames our critical mission — a rapid and just transition to a safe climate future — and puts it at the very forefront of our attention.